Wood Profile: Lacewood (fishtail oak)


Lacewood is a dense, hard, Australian wood, with a strong fundamental and clear-ringing sustain.

Latin Name: panopsis rubellins

Origin: Brazil, Chile

Tone Profile: Big, quick, articulate with a pre-war sounding punch. Loud, sustaining tap tone. Comparable to mahogany, but a bit brighter. Some luthiers say this tonewood sounds vintage right out of the box.



Aesthetics: Coloration ranges from golds, tans and coppers to cinnamon brown. Highly flecked figure with rose and burgundy highlights.


Trivia / Fact: While fishtail oak is stunningly beautiful, its strength and durability make it a favored material for shipping crates.